What will be the follow-on rules in the final of the WTC? ICC's clarification

Jun 07 2021 11:21 AM
What will be the follow-on rules in the final of the WTC? ICC's clarification

New Delhi: The final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) is scheduled to begin on June 18 and cricket fans all over the world are eyeing the same Test championship. India and New Zealand are all set to play their sting in the world by winning the championship. Both the teams have reached England for this big match. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has made it clear that there will be no amendment to the follow-on rule if the first day's play is spoiled due to rain.

ICC has given this explanation keeping in view the Reserve Day in the final match between India and New Zealand. According to ICC's rule, the team batting first can be called back to bat after getting a 200-run lead. If the number of days in the match is less, the number of runs of lead also decreases. Also, as per the rule, a lead of 150 runs in a three or four day match, 100 runs in a two-day match and 75 in a one-day match is valid for follow-on.

The ICC had earlier issued playing conditions for the final match. It informed that the final decision on whether to use 'Reserve Day' will be taken on the fifth day when the last hour of play begins. In addition, a number of changes have been made by the ICC. This includes checking short runs in real time by the TV umpire. In addition, the captain of the fielding team and the sacked batsman can also confirm the umpire whether there has been a real attempt to play the ball before the player decides to take a referral for LBW.

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